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Hanoi (VNA)President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on December 20 applauded the Central Military Commission, the Ministry of National Defence and all-level Party Committees for their leadership in national defence and security despite a range of difficulties and challenges this year.  

Addressing the national military-political conference, held virtually in Hanoi, President Phuc, who is the Commander in-Chief of the People's Armed Forces and Chairman of the National Defence and Security Council, said the commission and the ministry have well performed their role as advisors of the Party and the State in national defence and security matters.

They have fulfilled their duty of firmly defending national independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity, always staying ready to fight, and maintaining tight management of the country's air space, waters, borders, inland and cyber space.  

In particular, the State leader hailed the ministry for mobilising the largest ever forces over the past five decades to work on the frontline of the combat against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Regarding targets and tasks for 2022, Phuc urged the commission and the ministry to improve the forecast and consultancy work, closely combine national defence and security with external affairs, and enhance international cooperation in this regard.

For the pandemic combat and natural disaster response, the leader said greater efforts are needed in mass mobilisation and coordination between ministries, agencies and localities.

He said the army should be the pioneer in fighting wrong and hostile viewpoints in cultural ideology and maintaining the Party’s ideology within the army.

The President also required the army to intensify the fight against corruption, tighten Party and military disciplines and strengthening internal solidarity.

Phuc noted his firm belief that with the spirit of solidarity and democracy, and the high sense of responsibility, the commission, the ministry and the entire army will outstanding fulfill their tasks.

The immediate task is to ensure safety for the country’s major events and the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday and recruit more soldiers for the military, he said.

On this occasion of the 77th anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) (December 22), the President extended greetings to all officers and soldiers in the army./.